What is Vitamin D Deficiency?

Vitamin D deficiency occurs when there is a low level of vitamin D in the body. Symptoms include joint pain, rickets, muscle weakness, and headache.

Treatment for vitamin D deficiency includes increasing vitamin D intake with supplements or food. Vitamin D analogues are commonly used as supplements.

Savings Tips for Vitamin D Deficiency

  • Vitamin D2 vs Vitamin D3: What’s the Difference?

    July 09, 2014

    Although these medications are both vitamin D supplements, they are available in different strengths and have different indications, as well as different potencies and absorption. The most common strength is the source of confusion though: both vitamin D2 and vitamin D3 come in a 50,000 unit capsule.

    So why the confusion?

    The trouble with vitamin D2 vs D3 comes up when your doctor does not specify on your prescription which type of vitamin D he or she wants you to have. See More

  • Do You Need More Vitamin D?

    June 13, 2013

    20% – 50% of people living in the United States are low on vitamin D according to an estimate by the Endocrine Society, with even greater deficits in the elderly. Vitamin D is a hormone needed to absorb calcium and phosphorous. Without vitamin D, only 10% – 15% of calcium consumed can be absorbed, and only 60% of phosphorous. Vitamin D can be monitored through blood tests performed during a check-up with your doctor. See More

  • How Much Vitamin D Do I Need to Take?

    February 27, 2012

    We all remember stories about people getting rickets from lack of vitamin D in the “olden days.” While that is almost unheard of in most developed countries, we are seeing many people with subclinical vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with osteoporosis, increased risk of falls, and possibly fractures. Vitamin D is also believed to be important to the immune and cardiovascular systems, and a factor in breast cancer risk. See More

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Popular Vitamin D Deficiency Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Vitamin D Analogues 7 See Prices
Vitamin D Analogues 5 See Prices
Vitamin D Analogues 9 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

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